Archive for May, 2016
Neighbor Chris throws the Shaka sign over Taos Canyon
These images are composites of multiple frames: 25, 53, 76, and 157, so at 30 seconds per exposure, the images capture 12, 25, 38, and 78 minutes of star movement. I use free software called StarStaX to blend them all together.
Prospecting for Eta Aquarids meteors – none in this frame. Looking southeast, thirty second exposures f/4.0, 17MM ISO 6400. I set the camera up at 10:30 and set a self-timer delay for 3-1/2 hours, so it would start making exposures around 2AM. Mars is low at right.
These next two are consecutive 30 second frames showing an aircraft (given away by the strobing beacon lights), and a satellite that brightened and dimmed during the 60 seconds it took to make these images.
There are meteors in both of these images:
Twin satellites – interesting:
Meteor and aircraft:
As dawn was breaking, a classic Iridium flare, top right: